Sherif Abdelwahed is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he teaches and conducts research in computer engineering, with specific interests in autonomic computing, cyber-physical systems, formal verification, and cyber-security.
Before joining VCU he served as the associate director of the Distributed Analytics and Security Institute at Mississippi State University and was an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.
Abdelwahed has been awarded more than $12 million in research funding from companies including Microsoft and Boeing, and government agencies including NSF, NASA, the Office of Naval Research, and DARPA. He also established the first NSF I/UCRC center at Mississippi State University, the Center for Autonomic Computing (CAC).
He has chaired or was a technical committee member at several international conferences. He is a member of the editorial board of three international journals, has more than 140 publications, and is a senior member of IEEE.
Abdelwahed received his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Toronto in 2002.